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Monster Cookies

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  • Prep 50 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 18
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The best monster cookies are packed with nuts, chocolate candies, raisins and oats to give them that large monstrous appearance. This homemade monster cookie recipe has all these classic must-haves plus it’s made with Bisquick™ mix, one of our favorite baking shortcuts to make preparing the cookie dough a breeze. While this recipe makes only 18 cookies, less than some of our other classic recipes, don’t let that fool you into thinking this will be a small batch. Each cookie is truly a large and delicious monster cookie ready to devour!
Updated Sep 11, 2020
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  • 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups Original Bisquick™ mix
  • 1 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup M&M's® chocolate candies
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts, if desired


  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat brown sugar, shortening and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  • 2
    On ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls about 2 inches apart. Flatten to about 1/2-inch thickness with bottom of glass that has been greased and dipped into granulated sugar.
  • 3
    Bake 12 to 16 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 3 minutes; carefully remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    One of the great things about monster cookies is you can customize your cookies with your favorite ingredients. Peanut butter chips, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and peanut butter candy are all great substitutions you could make.
  • tip 2
    Not sure which nuts to add? A common nut choice for these would be pecans, peanuts or walnuts but feel free to experiment.
  • tip 3
    Old fashioned or quick-cooking oats, what’s the difference and which one should you use? Both of these are whole oats that have been steamed and rolled. The difference is quick-cooking oats are cut into small pieces before steaming which gives baked goods a softer texture. Old-fashioned oats are not cut before steaming so they retain their shape and will be more noticeable, adding their distinct texture in baked goods. Both are great for baking these monster cookies so it’s up to you to decide what sounds best!
  • tip 4
    We love baking with Bisquick™. In just one box the possibilities are endless for what tasty creation you could create! In addition to cookie recipes such as this one for Bisquick™ Chocolate Chip Cookies, we also love using the classic baking mix in other sweet recipes like Bisquick™ Banana Nut Bread or Bisquick™ Strawberry Shortcake.
  • tip 5
    For Gluten-Free Monster Cookies, try this delicious and easy recipe that uses a packet of gluten-free chocolate chip cookie dough.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories from Fat
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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